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What Every Pittsburgh Parent Needs to Know About Lead Poisoning

When the news broke in 2014 about evaluated lead levels in Flint, Michigan’s water, I, like many parents, was outraged. Thousands of residents had drank polluted Flint River water for 18 months before the disaster was even recognized. Many children were lead poisoned. The consequences of the exposure of elevated levels of lead are still […]

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Give the Gift of Tickets: Citizens Bank Children’s Theater Series

For many of us parents, the end of August signals cooler temperatures and back-to-school. The new school year means new friends, new teachers, new opportunities. The onset of autumn also means a new routine and schedule for our kids; an opportunity to try new things and experience new places. Personally, I refer to the fall […]

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Pittsburgh’s Premier Home-Away-From-Home Birthing Experience at Jefferson Hospital

In November 2014, Jefferson Hospital opened a new state-of-the-art obstetrics unit as part of Allegheny Health Network’s patient-focused Women’s Health services. At a time when many medical facilities were closing doors, Jefferson Hospital’s investment in obstetrics significantly impacted the community; it was the first new labor and delivery unit in the Pittsburgh region in 34 years. In […]

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We Celebrated in Style at Painting With a Twist

Pittsburgh Moms Blog recently celebrated our one year anniversary with our contributors, readers and friends at Painting With a Twist’s newest studio in Pittsburgh – their East Liberty location. We were so thrilled to celebrate at PWAT, this being our second event with them in as many months.   We started the evening off with friends and food: […]

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Pittsburgh Moms Blog Donates 98 Backpacks with Supplies to Pittsburgh Public Schools

Pittsburgh Moms Blog has partnered with manufacturer Sydney Paige Inc. in order to bring backpacks and supplies to Pittsburgh Public Schools.Pittsburgh Moms Blog is thrilled to announce that it donated 98 backpacks filled with school supplies to Pittsburgh Public Schools. The backpacks and supplies, arriving on a pallet weighing over 500 pounds, were received by […]

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Pittsburgh Moms Blog’s Birthday Bash Night Out

It’s time for our first night out of the year. Adults, leave the kids with a sitter and join us for Pittsburgh Moms Blog’s Birthday Bash Night Out at Painting with a Twist – East Liberty. When: Thursday, March 30, 2017 from 7:00 to 9:30 PM Purchase tickets here. BYOB? Not this night. We’ll be supplying the […]

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Tips for Fighting the Never-Ending War Over Screen Time

It is a constant daily battle in my home. The constant requesting of the electronic tablet or a television show or a movie that ring through my ears. Screen time is ruining our children, many argue. They aren’t playing outside anymore; screen time impairs their ability to focus and can even affect sleep. I’m not […]

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